Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

by Natalie on May 9, 2011

my breakfast quinoa

This is a follow-up to my quinoa nutrition post from Friday. In Friday’s post, I gave you information about the different ways to use quinoa but didn’t give you a recipe.

I really enjoy eating quinoa for breakfast so I am going to give you my quinoa breakfast recipe.

I actually have to give my husband some credit on this one. He was the one who got us started eating quinoa for breakfast. I had always used quinoa in savory recipes so it was difficult for me to picture it for breakfast. Luckily I keep an open mind to food and decided to give it a try. Boy I am glad I did! Not only do I enjoy the taste of quinoa in the morning, but I feel good starting the day with such a nutritious food!

Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

Serves 2-3 (2 if you have a really hungry husband like me!)

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, vanilla flavor is great
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • maple syrup or honey or agave nectar

Directions:

Combine quinoa and water in medium saucepan over high heat. When boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Add in banana, almond milk, and blueberries. Top with your choice of sweetener, but don’t over do it (I use only 1-2 tsp for the whole pot).

Believe it or not, almond butter or peanut butter can be a really tasty addition to warm breakfast cereal. Just don’t add too much, 1 T has about 100 calories!

Enjoy!

Question: have you ever had quinoa for breakfast? If you haven’t, are you willing to give it a try? Leave a comment in the comments section below!

~Natalie

 

Heather May 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Yum! I have all these ingredients at home and cannot wait to try this tomorrow.

Natalie May 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Great! I will be curious to hear what you think.

Lindsay August 3, 2011 at 8:10 am

This recipe is excellent. I am not normally a warm breakfast cereal person, but once I made this recipe, I was hooked. Often times, I will eat a little before I go running, and it keeps me feeling full throughout the morning. It continues to be delicious with other kinds of fruit (apples and cinnamon :), so enjoy! Thanks, Natalie!

Natalie August 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

I am so happy you are enjoying the recipe! Apples and cinnamon sounds like a great combo, I will need to try that. Thanks for your comment!

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